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We hadn’t seen Stoney Burke around for a while, but on Thursday he made what appeared to be some kind of comeback. At least, that’s what the unusual size of his crowd of onlookers (see above) seemed to indicate. Either that or there were suddenly a whole bunch of old-looking freshmen with a lot of time on their hands wandering past.

Whether or not he was actually absent or if we just hadn’t been walking past Dwinelle Plaza at the right time until Thursday, we’re not sure. But we are interested to see what he’ll have to say about this whole riot business this week, if he’s back again.

Image Source: Jill Cowan


There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief

We spotted these fliers posted in not one, but two campus buildings that are like, hundreds of feet apart. Does anyone know what they’re about? Based on other, similar fliers seen everywhere, we can only guess they’re probably related to the March 4 thingamagigger. Say, this kind of reminds us of something … but not really.


We snapped this beaut’ over near Gregoire

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Choke on dvd on Cedar Street earlier this week. A neighbor is ready to rumble over a precious flower now long gone. Darn you meddlin’ kids! Let’s knife-fight.

Image Source: Christine Borden

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We snapped this sexy beast rollerblading his heart out in the middle of the street. Caught between Rockridge and the Safeway outpost of the Oakland frontier, our man flashed us a peace sign … and a piece of his bod.

Decked out in headphones and a matching (barely there) pink ensemble, our happy-go-lucky skater was a sight to see. Mad props for your balls, dude.

Speaking of dudes, disregard the spooky man-arm reflected in the picture. That’s our chauffeur Jeeves.

Image Source: Christine Borden


The first thing you learn as a freshman is that the 51 bus will get you pretty much anywhere around Berkeley. The next thing you learn is that 1) it’s never on time and 2) you will see at least three (one right after the other) traveling in the opposite direction.

And so these revelations inspired a few normal students–just like you and us–to write haikus about nature. Well, the nature of buses, that is.

The original poster wrote:

bq. I always see you
As I pass by the bus stop
…Unless I need you

One person commented:

bq. the 51s go
one right after the other
both too full to board

Another suggested:

bq. twenty minutes pass
hours still with none in sight
rejoice! here comes three

Then Bears Necessity got in on the act, albeit a little bit off topic:

bq. Write about the bus
To get away from desk job
My internship sucks

Those were all very lovely, but how about one more, courtesy of the Clog?

I’m holding the bar,
Armpit odor in the air.
Babe, that smell’s all me.

Image Source: Skyler Reid, Daily Cal
Haiku in Ode to AC Transit [UCB LiveJournal Community]
Earlier: We Spy: Childish Pleasures in Berkeley


Today students lined up to get tickets for Jimmy Carter’s appearance at the Zellerbach on May 2. We snapped this picture from the Daily Cal office about 1:10 p.m. today. The Zellerbach box office opened at 10 a.m to what looks like a pantload of interested students. That’s some draw for a guy who started out as a peanut farmer.

Zachary RunningWolf was in fine form today. About 11:50 a.m., we spotted him on Sproul Plaza waiting for some food. RunningWolf was quite chic—he was sporting double French braids that made great use of his graying locks.

Tiny people were running amok near the Campanile about 12:30 p.m. Actually, they were children partaking in the festivities of Take Your Child to Work Day. There was a moon bounce, so we assume it was fun. We’re not sure. Children kinda scare us.


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